It’s that time of year again. Spooky scary creatures come out to play, and frightful fun is had by all. Unless your child suffers from food allergies, and then Halloween becomes scary for all the wrong reasons.
Food Allergy Research & Education reports that 1 in 13 children under the age of 18 suffer from food allergies. Break that down and that’s about 2 children with food allergies per classroom. The scariest aspect of children’s allergies is that almost anything has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Even if you have your children tested for allergies, Halloween is full of mystery treats. Many small Halloween candies do not have their ingredients listed. Luckily, Food Allergy Research & Education is encouraging awareness of food allergies and inclusiveness for kids who experience allergies with the Teal Pumpkin Project®.
What is the Teal Pumpkin Project®?